Remove skins, core and dice your apples and put into your slow cooker
Then, add all your other ingredients listed in the recipe. Put star anise, cinnamon sticks and cardamom on top.
Put top on and set to high. Cook for 4 hours stirring 1-2 times during this time
Remove large pieces of cinnamon, anise and cardamom.Add softened apples into a blenderBlend until contents are smooth
Pour contents back into the crock portion of your crockpotRemove from outside basin of slow cooker and put just ceramic bowl with contents into your ovenCook at 325 degrees for 1-1.5 hrs. stirring every 20 minutes